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Mahmuda SharminPost Doctoral Fellow


Mahmuda Sharmin is a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Writing Program at Emory University. She earned two masters, one in TESOL from Southeast Missouri State University and the other in English Language in Literature from International Islamic University Chittagong, and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Memphis.

Currently, she teaches First-Year Composition Writing courses. She has taught First-Year Composition, Linguistics, and ESL courses at different universities as Graduate Teaching Assistant. She was nominated for the Graduate Teaching Award for three consecutive academic years and received the Rebecca Argall Teaching Award in the 2019-2020 academic year for her teaching excellence at the University of Memphis.

Her research interest primarily focuses on Identity, Investment in language learning, Multimodality in teaching, Linguicism, and Language revitalization. Her research centers on the work that examines the relationship between social identity, language, and power. She collaborated on a number of research projects with her professors and colleagues. She co-authored and published an article that focused on the role of gender in TV talk shows and host’s interaction management. Her ongoing research projects include affordances of Multimodal Narrative practices in fostering learners’ investment in language learning and in negotiating linguicism; Translanguaging as a pedagogy in the classroom to reconcile between institutional English-only language policy and learners’ L1 needs; and teachers’ agency and ideologies about preserving minority language.